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WSJ names Muñoz deputy world coverage chief

February 10, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Sara Schaefer Muñoz

Wall Street Journal world coverage chief Gordon Fairclough sent out the following announcement on Monday:

I am excited to share the news that Sara Schaefer Muñoz is joining the World team as Deputy World Coverage Chief based in New York. She will report to me and work closely with Deb Ball in London and Brendan Moran in Hong Kong to drive our international news agenda.

Sara has had an impressive 17-year career at the Journal where she has held a number of reporting and leadership positions around the world. Most recently, she has been working as an editor for the Heard on the Street and global investing teams. Before that, she was Canada Bureau Chief, where she led our coverage of the new Nafta negotiations, the rocky Trump-Trudeau relationship and the influence of Chinese money on the economy.

After starting with the Journal as an intern in Brussels, she went on to work in Washington and New York before moving to London, where she covered the fallout of the 2008 financial meltdown on British and European banks and the eurozone’s debt crisis. She also worked as a reporter in the Latin America bureau for five years, covering everything from Venezuela’s economic collapse to Colombia’s FARC rebels.

Sara speaks Spanish, some Italian and a bit of French. She and her husband have a 15-year-old daughter, and welcomed their second child, a boy, last year. When not working, Sara loves going on walks in the Connecticut woods with her hyper-active dog, a Vizsla.

Please join me in congratulating Sara on her new post.



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